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Digital Piano Lessons

Keyboards, MIDI & Synth: A Beginner’s Guide

From affordable piano alternatives to analog sonic explorers, this helpful primer outlines the keyboard basics. There’s nothing like playing a real acoustic piano, but not everyone has the space or the budget to have the real thing at home. Fortunately, Music & Arts offers a wide variety of digital pianos, MIDI keyboards and synthesizers to […]

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Guitar Accessories

Essential Guitar Accessories: A Beginner-Friendly Guide

Whether you’re buying your first guitar or adding to your collection, there’s a world of accessories to explore that can help you get the most out of your instrument and playing experience. In this article, we’ll cover the top accessories every guitar player needs. First, we’ll look at essential accessories for all players, then explore […]

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Greyson Nekrutman

Greyson Nekrutman: Play Hard, Work Harder

Famously, the late Buddy Rich didn’t push practice. The hot-tempered genius of jazz drumming, who began his career as a child prodigy, liked to say he learned his craft by performing. Rich also trash-talked rock drummers, though he did tackle arrangements of rock songs in his popular big bands. Which begs the question: What would […]

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Julian Bliss

10 Things We Learned About Julian Bliss

What were you doing when you were 10? For the clarinet virtuoso Julian Bliss, it was time to start studying music at the university level. So he packed his bags and moved thousands of miles away from his home in the U.K., enrolling in the Artist Diploma program at Indiana University. “It was the most […]

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Rock Road Show 2024

Music & Arts and Gibson Present: Rock Road Show 2024

Summer is here at last, and it promises to be an especially thrilling season for guitarists and lovers of all things rock ’n’ roll. Music & Arts has partnered with Gibson guitars and D’Addario accessories to kick off Rock Road Show 2024—a new event series that will inspire musicians of all skill levels.  At six […]

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Drum Kit for Kids

How to Choose the Right Drum Set for Your Child

So your kiddo came to you and said that their musical heart beats to the rhythm of a drum kit—congrats! Learning the drums is a fun, fulfilling endeavor that opens up a wide world of music and instruments to explore. It also comes with a learning curve—especially if you and your child are new to […]

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Musical Instrument Engagement

6 Tips for Keeping Kids Engaged in Their Musical Instrument

Learning a musical instrument is a journey that can be both enriching and demanding, particularly for children. Besides supporting cognitive development and academic performance, music provides an outlet for creativity and self-expression, along with a shared language for connecting with others. But mastery of an instrument doesn’t happen overnight. It requires consistent effort and perseverance. […]

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National Band Directors' Day

National Band Directors’ Day

To celebrate National Band Directors’ Day, our school services team is shining a spotlight on several band directors who are recognized for their exceptional dedication and support in education.  From fostering a love for music in students to overcoming challenges, these stories capture the essence of what makes educators truly remarkable. Seth Riehl Anna S. […]

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Upgrade Your Sound

Upgrade Your Sound

The Importance of Upgrading Your Musical Instrument The bond between musician and instrument is special. Most seasoned players will even describe their instrument as an extension of themselves. However, as you progress on your musical journey, you may find yourself at a crossroads: do you stick with your trusty companion, or is it time to […]

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Band Rooms Upgraded

Band Rooms Upgraded

Celebrating the Sweepstakes Winners! The Sweepstakes: A New Opportunity Music & Arts has recently partnered with Pearl and Adams, offering band directors across the country an exciting sweepstakes opportunity. This collaboration presents Middle/Junior and High School music educators with an unforgettable prize: One kit valued at $50,000 and another at $25,000, each containing a customized […]

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